Author Marcus Granderson

Canton Public Library is very pleased to welcome Marcus Granderson. He used to visit this library when he was young so it really is a homecoming of sorts as he shares his journey from Canton to cum laude graduate of Harvard and now onto New York speech writer, podcaster and author of his debut literary collection, Timestamp: Musings of an Introverted Black BoyThis work is a collection of moments in time and as one reviewer notes "...the honesty of human experience pours off of each page." Join us as Marcus shares his experience with us all. Copies of Marcus's book will be on sale at the event.

Upcoming sessions

Sunday, November 3 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room

2019 CPL Music Fest

Music fills our days with joy and provides a soundtrack to our lives. Celebrating music together is a great way to meet your neighbors and build community. Join us for a free, all day, ALL AGES music celebration on Saturday, October 12, 2019. No registration required.

10:00AM - Kevin Devine -  Kevin Devine is an award-winning children's entertainer, songwriter & recording artist specializing in rollicking participatory concerts for children & families full of sing-alongs & dancing. Mr Devine is from Ann Arbor and has performed thousands of concerts from Michigan to Alabama to Maine and he has written more than 1,200 songs for albums, films & TV shows like Barney & NCIS. This performance is recommended for our younger patrons and their familes and will take place instead of the morning's Family Storytime.

11:30AM - Sangeeta's Dance and Music of India - Sangeeta Kar is an internationally renowned exponent of Odissi, the oldest classical dance form of India. She is also an award winning singer and performs regularly on Indian TV, movies, stage, and CDs. “Education through entertainment” is Sangeeta’s motto. She has reached out to all ages and in many kinds of venues through her interactive presentations. Sangeeta has presented successful workshops in the United States, Canada, and India and posesses a performance expertise that has transported audiences to ancient India for many many years.  

12:30-1:45PM - Family Craft Session - In keeping with CPL's throwback 80's celebration come on in to the Friends' Activity Room and get your 80's craft on. Don't want to go home for lunch? We will have tables set up for you here, as well. Bring your own packed lunch and fuel up for our 2:00PM music performance right on site.  

2:00PM - Detroit Steam Pistols - Based out of the Flint area, four creative artists join together to create music with a powerful edge of funk-R&B-rock-hip/hop steam. If you like harmony, classic songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, these ol' time hippies at heart have joined together to give that experience of love, peace and joy of the era.

4:00PM - Il Segreto String Quartet - Il Segreto String Quartet is Detroit's "progressively motivated contemporary string quartet" They perform traditional classical music, as well as a wide variety of pop and rock arrangements. Their extensive repertoire and professional experience are sure to provide the perfect atmosphere for any celebration, especially one like the CPL Music Fest. Il Segreto has won two Detroit Music Awards for “Outstanding Small Classical Ensemble," in 2014 and 2016.

 

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Lightning Robotics, FIRST team #862 Demo

Local award winning Lightning Robotics, operating out of Plymouth Canton Community Schools, functions according to the following values: Student leadership, Teamwork, Resilience, Inspiration, Knowledge, and Engagement and has done so for 20 years! We are thrilled to have the group demo their robots for us this afternoon.
 

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2019 62 Days of Summer Final Party

How were the BEST 62 days of YOUR year? Join us in celebrating our fantastic summer on Saturday, August 17 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Check out some of the incredible things we have planned:

Can't wait to see you there!

This is an ALL AGES, drop-in event. Snacks and goodies available on a first come, first served basis.

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Ring of Steel

CANCELLED

The Ring of Steel Action Theatre and Stunt Troupe is a theatrical combat organization providing classes, training, custom fight choreography, fight direction, professional stunt consultation, and many other services to the public at large. Join us in welcoming the troupe as they demo their safe and exciting fighting skills. This program is recommended for patrons aged 6 and up.

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2019 62 Days of Summer Launch Party

It's time to blast off into the best 62 days of the year! Join us on Monday, June 17 to pick up your summer fun pack and take part in our spacey, fun activities including a rocket photo op stop and a decoration station for your fun pack. Spin the prize wheel for some sweet swag. Pick up a Library Lovers yard sign and possibly get a visit this summer from our CPL prize patrol.

If you cannot make it out on Launch Day, no worries! We will have summer fun packs available at our information desks throughout the summer. Come on in whenever you can to start your Best 62 Days of the Year! 

Our summer program is for patrons aged 0 to 100 and beyond! All activities and snacks for the Launch Day are provided while supplies last.

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CPL Finals Study Hall

Calling all High School students! Do you need a place to study for finals? We are here for you! Come to the library to study or work with a group. We will have tables set up in our meeting rooms for all your studying needs. Please make sure to bring your own studying supplies.

  • June 12 12:00 - 8:45 PM in the Community Room and Friends Activity Room
  • June 13 11:00 - 5:45 PM in the Friends Activity Room; 1:00 - 5:45 PM in the Community Room

[Studying by scui3asteveo is used under a CC BY-ND 2.0 license]

 

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50th Apollo Moon Landing Celebration

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon bringing the first two humans to its surface, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Celebrate this momentous occasion with us! There will be activities, a light snack, space rocks from World of Rocks, video footage from the historical day and a special Skype call with Alice Watts, a former Canton resident and aerospace and automotive engineer who is designing space hardware for Blue Origin.

All activities/food while supplies last.

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Women's Moon Phase Celebration

Join us for a period-positive celebration of women's cycles and the powerful pull of the moon. View resources about the wonders of the female anatomy, create your own period journal, explore cycle tracking apps as well as products to help you manage your period. This safe, inclusive program is designed to give useful information to all and remove the shame associated with periods and women's health.

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Cameron Zvara presents MAGIC!!!

Hey friends! He's WOW'd us before and is back again with two shows! Join us either in the morning OR afternoon for FUN with Comedy Magician & Entertainer, Cameron Zvara! Cameron’s show is filled with magic, comedy, juggling, music, and TONS of audience participation. You won’t want to miss out!

 

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